Anselm was sorely unwilling to accept the office; he believed that the king would recover, and he knew his evil heart.
It was he who prevailed upon the Pope to canonize Archbishop Anselm.
We have two interesting letters of Anselm, written apparently about 1100.
“These things lie not in human knowledge,” replied Father Anselm.
Lewin glanced quickly at Anselm, and then turned to Oswald, waiting more.
Of course, I know that is the only way to get rid of it, if Father Anselm said so.
With the abstract side of the question, however, Anselm was not concerned.
Who is the magistrate, and what are Father Anselm and this learned doctor!
Anselm was sustained by the power of conscience, by an imperative sense of duty, by allegiance to his spiritual head.
Anselm wanted the authority of the Pope to check vice and disorder.